The production situation will soon change.
The Chevrolet Trax has been sold in the US since the 2015 model year and despite a facelift for 2017, the subcompact crossover has changed relatively little. But why change something that works so well? Sales have grown every year since it went on sale with the highest being 116,816 units in 2019. Even sales during the current pandemic-hit 2020 have remained solid.
For example, last quarter it came in second place for its segment behind the Jeep Compass. The arrival of the all-new Trailblazer, however, enables Chevy to appeal to two types of segment buyers, budget conscious and premium.
The Trax-Trailblazer is a winning combo, but GM Authority claims General Motors will soon begin shifting away from its aging crossover. Sources supposedly familiar with GM's product plans are saying Trax production will be cut by 30 percent during 2021 compared to 2020. Not surprisingly, Trailblazer production will be increased. We've reached out to GM for comment and will update this story if necessary.
As we recently reported, Trailblazer demand, especially for the sporty RS trim, is red hot these days with orders doubling initial forecasts. There are no signs this trend will slow down. But there's something else Trax customers need to bear in mind: less inventory.
Presently, there's more than sufficient Trax inventory at dealerships but the production decrease will soon change this. If you're dead set on a new Trax and want a nice selection to choose from, then it's in your interest to move fast. There are still no concrete plans to discontinue the Trax but if this report is indeed accurate then it's likely GM's plan is for a gradual phase-out. We also wouldn't rule out the possibility of a new budget-minded Trailblazer trim that could potentially eliminate the need for the Trax, though this is purely speculation for now.